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Old 12-26-2009, 09:49 PM   #12
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 327
Re: Bilateral mastectomy support group


Well, reconstruction won't work for me and I don't want to put myself thru surgery anymore. I am noticing so many women who are so flatchested and they don't seem to care.

I'm glad your surgery was a success - one question about recon breasts - do you have to have mammos now?
Three years and 5 months NED
Dx: Aug 2008 right breast IDC with 50% of tumor DCIS, Stage II or IIA, tumor size: 2.1 cm
Grade 3
8/9 Richardson/Bloom test
ER+ weakly positive
Alred Score: 4 (suggesting I would strongly benefit from hormone therapy)
HER2 positive +++
No vascular invasion
No lymph nodes involved
Surgery: Sept. 9, 2008 -Modified radical mastectomy, right breast. I chose to have a simple mastectomy on the left. Began Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin November, 2008. Finished T/C March 2009. Finished #16 Herceptin Sept. 09. AI's and Tamoxifen made me sick. Began natural Tamoxifen which is Quercetin, I3C and a combo of other supplements. I am also a DES Daughter. There is now a link between DES exposure in utero and breast cancer!
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